August 2017




Feature Article



The Challenges of Building Flexible Wireless Platforms

Brandon Malatest, Co-founder and COO
Per Vices Corp.


Today’s wireless systems need to be more complex than ever to accommodate new standards, protocols, and spectrum becoming available. This in turn has led to the the development of different dedicated systems for specific applications and protocols, resulting in problems of constant integration and hardware replacements costing more than ever. Software defined radio (SDR) can help to address these inefficiencies by offering a single, flexible wireless system capable of operating across multiple frequency bands and protocols. These commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) SDRs offer a solution but are not without their own complexity in design.


Click Here to Read this Article




  Sponsored Announcement

IoT West 2017 Final Program Announced

The final program for the IoT West Conference have been announced. Already in its 4th year, IoT West will pick up and head to Denver, Colorado for 2017. The conference will consist of two days of technical presentations, an interactive exhibit hall, and pre-conference technical workshops.


Click Here to Learn More


New for 2017 - The Low Power Networking Summit
IoT West will host a new event covering all manners of low power wide area networking. LPWAN is taking the IoT market by storm, enabling a wide range of IoT and M2M applications with low-bandwidth connectivity. The applications are as endless as the technologies rush to gain dominance in the marketplace. Attend to learn more about: LoRa, zigbee, Bluetooth, RPMA, LoRaWAN, Sigfox, Ultra Narrow Band, LTE-MTC, Narrowband IoT and more. Learn More


  Industry News

Cuebiq Introduces New IoT Audiences, Giving Marketers Insight into IoT Device Usage Data

Cuebiq is introducing new IoT Audiences to help marketers capitalize on the wave of IoT data and the emergence of connected devices. With an estimated 13 IoT devices per U.S. consumer*, Cuebiqs new IoT audience data gives marketers better visibility into which specific IoT devices consumers use.  - Read More


Open Connectivity Foundation Selects SURE Universal for IoT Interoperability Verification

SURE Universal the first client software certified by Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF). In addition, OCF has signed a new licensing agreement with SURE Universal to use SURE software for interoperability testing of hardware and software products seeking OCF certification. - Read More


STATSports Selects Taoglas to Connect Next-Gen Sports Performance Monitor

Taoglas has announced that STATSports has selected Taoglas to provide antenna solutions for its new Apex line of GPS-based sports performance monitors. - Read More


Installed Base of FM Systems in the Americas will Exceed 18 Million Units by 2021

According to a new report from Berg Insight, the number of active fleet management systems deployed in commercial vehicle fleets in North America was 6.7 million in Q4-2016. Growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 15.0 percent, this number is expected to reach 13.5 million by 2021. - Read More

  New Products

ODIN W2 Wi Fi and Bluetooth IoT Gateway Now ATEX Certified For Use In Hazardous Environments

u‑blox has announced that itsODIN-W2 stand-alone IoT gateway modulehas achieved ATEX certification for use in potentially explosive atmospheres (zone 0). Already designed to withstand harsh environmental and electrical conditions, the professional grade, dual band Wi-Fi and dual‑mode Bluetooth module is now certified for use in potentially explosive atmospheres. - Read More


Advantech Introduces Two New Protocol Gateways

Advantech's IIoT Automation Group is pleased to announce the EKI-1221IEIMB and EKI-1221IPNMB protocol gateway devices for protocol conversion from Modbus TCP to EtherNet/IP and to PROFINET. - Read More


Telit and Tele2 Introduce Telit simWISE a Module-Software Embedded SIM Technology

Telit and Tele2 global enablers of the Internet of Things (IoT) have introduced Telit simWISE, a first-of-its-kind cellular module-embedded technology. The technology can act as a replacement or complement for manufacturers of cellular-connected devices using traditional SIM card and tray.  - Read More



Event Listings


SCADA Technology Summit Announced

The dates and location for the 2017 SCADA Technology Summit have been announced. This event is focused on the latest advancements in SCADA and its supporting ICS technologies that provide control, connectivity, security and data acquisition to critical infrastructure and industrial environments.


With the advent of “smart” SCADA, networking, IoT and security technology, control system designers, managers and operators must improve their systems to enable them to better monitor/control equipment, optimize value, and harness valuable data to optimize processes. With the explosion of smart connectivity, many organizations are going to be forced to change their way of thinking when it comes to SCADA.


To help you navigate these changes, the SCADA Technology Summit will bring together a cross-section of SCADA and ICS end-users to present, educate and analyze the latest advances in the rapidly changing market of control and automation.



  Contact Us  

Submit editorial content to Nick Depperschmidt at 720-528-3770 ext 111

For advertising information contact Scott Webster at 917-445-6122

Webcom Communications • 7355 E. Orchard Road, Suite 100; Greenwood Village, CO 80111
Phone: 800-803-9488 • Fax: 720-528-3771 •

  © 2017 Webcom Communications Corp.